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Review: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

 

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad is a very different spin on the typical iPad keyboard case. In fact, it’s not a case at all – it’s a handsome front cover with a Bluetooth keyboard neatly integrated within it.

Logitech says it’s designed to impress and type in style – and touts it is as the perfect partner for your iPad. I thought this cover looked great when it was first announced, ordered one back in April, and have been using it for a couple weeks now.

Hit the break to see my thoughts on whether it really is a perfect partner for the iPad …

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Review: CaseCrown Bold Standby Case for New iPad / iPad 2

CaseCrown Bold Standby Case for New iPad

The CaseCrown Bold Standby Case for the New iPad / iPad 2 was one of the first cases I saw available for the new 2012 iPad, and one of the first ones I ordered. It’s one of a number of new iPad cases I’ve had around and been using for a while and I’m going to try to crank out reviews for a number of them soon – starting with this one.

Notes

The CaseCrown Bold Standby comes in three colors – black, purple, and red. I got a black one. It’s made of genuine leather and has an interior lining made of soft, non-scratch material. Here’s its feature list via the CaseCrown page for it:

-Built-in magnetic strip provides sleep/wake feature
-Cover has flip capability to transform the case into a horizontal viewing stand
-Open interior pocket for easy insertion of new iPad / iPad 2 and velcro flap to secure it in place
-Made from genuine leather
-Colors shown in pictures may slightly differ from actual product due to lighting and color settings

I bought this case on Amazon back in March for $25. It’s listed at the CaseCrown site today at $41.95. See below the end of the review for purchasing links.

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Review: Cradle Slate iPad Bag

Cradle Slate iPad Bag Black

Cradle Slate is a company that touts itself as dedicated to producing new ipad / tablet computer bags to help our customer look good carrying these devices. I’m not opposed to looking good when I’m out and about with my iPad (or at least doing my best to have the iPad looking sharp) so I agreed to take a look at their Cradle Slate iPad Bag.

The Cradle Slate iPad Bag is premium quality, premium priced, all-rounder sort of bag for the iPad. Or as the strapline on the product page for it reads:

Light weight protection. Luxurious Design. Simplicity and function in one very cool package.

I’ve had mine for several weeks now and as always I’ve got some thoughts to share on what’s to like and what’s not so great about this iPad bag.

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Review: Marware C.E.O. Hybrid Case for the new 2012 iPad

C.E.O. Hybrid Case for New iPad

I’ve had a Marware C.E.O. Hybrid case for both the original iPad and the iPad 2. They are quite good, versatile cases. They’ve never been my favorites, but I’ve kept them around as solid options and my daughter still uses one on the original iPad.

So naturally when the C.E.O. Hybrid Case for the New (2012) iPad came out, I ordered one without hesitation. I’ve had it for a good number of days now and have been putting it to good use, and also comparing it with another case for the new iPad that is awfully similar to the CEO Hybrid but priced at less than half the price of Marware’s case – the Moko Slim Fit Folio Stand Case.

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Quick Look: Jot Pro Magnetic, Precision Stylus for iPad

Jot Pro Stylus for iPad

The Adonit Jot Pro Stylus is touted as the most precise touch capacitive stylus on the market. I’m not a heavy user of a stylus on the iPad, but I like the idea of being able to take handwritten notes at certain times.

The Jot Pro has a number of features that sounded attractive to me, so I’ve been giving it a try over the last few days.  I’ve tried out a few styluses for the iPad in the last couple years – none of them are terrible, but none of them have convinced me that I could really take notes with them better or more quickly than by using the iPad’s on-screen keyboard.

It was always a bit of nuisance to consider using a stylus when out and about with the iPad as well – since there was generally no easy way to have the stylus at hand. There are only a very rare few iPad cases that have any kind of storage for a stylus, and I’ve never much liked the idea of carrying one in a pocket.

The Jot Pro seemed like a stylus that is a cut above – read on to see whether it has lived up to expectations …

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Review – Portenzo Composition Case for iPad 2

iPad 2 Composition Case

The Portenzo Composition for iPad 2 Case is a clever case that looks just like an old-school composition notebook. Actually, just like current composition books as well – I wasn’t sure these were still around but my daughter set me straight on that.

When I first saw the Composition I thought it looked great and ordered one straight away. After a week of using it heavily I can tell you that I’m not disappointed with it – hit the jump for some good reasons why …

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Quick Look – Case-mate iPad 2 Esquire Keyboard Case

iPad2EsquireKeyboardCase

A couple of iPad 2 keyboard cases have caught my eye recently. The first of them is the iPad 2 Esquire from Case-mate. I’ve already tried out (and still own) a couple of other keyboard cases for the iPad 2. Two things about the iPad 2 Esquire appealed to me – the sift leather used on the case (as opposed to the hard covers used on my other two keyboard cases), and the magnetic tab closure.

Here’s a little intro on the case and its key features, via its Case-mate product page:

You’re always in sync with the Esquire Bluetooth® Keyboard iPad 2 case. The leather case connects the iPad 2 to the included keyboard with wireless Bluetooth® technology.
Essentially turning the iPad 2 into an instant laptop, the refined case is ideal for working on-the-go. The Bluetooth® keyboard, which resembles a laptop style keyboard, is seamlessly attached to the case and connects wirelessly to the iPad 2.

  • Bluetooth® keyboard iPad 2 portfolio case
  • Genuine black pebbled leather
  • Full keyboard with plastic keys
  • Magnetic closure to secure the case shut
  • Up to 90 hours of battery life

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Quick Look – SofShell Smart Cover Companion Case for iPad 2

SofShell

I did a Cool Things post a few weeks back on an anti-slip iPad back cover that was able to keep an iPad on the trunk of a Porsche while going 60mph. The case in question is the SofShell for iPad 2 with Smart Cover.

The main benefits of the SofShell for iPad 2, apart from joyriding opportunities on Porsches – are its strong anti-slip qualities and its equally strong anti-drop protection. Here’s a full listing of its key features:

•Securely holds Apple’s Smart Cover onto the iPad2
•Anti-slip on angles up to 70 degrees…stays where you put it and is EASY to hold
•Superior accidental drop protection…REDUCES 43% of shock (G-Force) energy
•Fully encases bezel to protect the screen when placed face down
•Fits like a glove right out of the box and keeps its fit even after extended use
•Easy on and easy off due to the interior case texture
•Crystal clear material lets you see your device through the case
•Hypoallergenic and Latex Free…medical-grade material to protect you and your device
•Excellent durability … outperforms silicone, neoprene, rubber and urethane cases
•EASY to keep clean

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